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I-9 Process

As a result of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, all new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) and present original documents that evidence both identity and employment eligibility. You must present either one original document that establishes both employment authorization and identity, or one original document that establishes employment authorization and a separate original document that establishes identity. Hourly paid student employees will complete this process at the Office of Student Services, Lyons Hall.

The following is a list of forms that can be used to establish identity and/or employment eligibility:

Documents that establish both Identity and Employment Authorization:
  1. U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card
  2. Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)
  3. Foreign Passport that contains a temporary I-551 stamp or temporary I-551 printed notation on a machine-readable immigrant visa
  4. Employment Authorization Document that contains a photograph (Form I-766)
  5. For a nonimmigrant alien authorized to work for a specific employer because of his or her status: a. Foreign passport; and b. Form I-94 or Form I-94A that has the following: (1) The same name as the passport; and (2) An endorsement of the alien’s nonimmigrant status as long as that period of endorsement has not yet expired and the proposed employment is not in conflict with any restrictions or limitations identified on the form
  6. Passport from the Federal States of Micronesia (FSM) or the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) with Form I-94 or Form I-94A indicating nonimmigrant admission under the Compact of Free Association Between the United States and the FSM or RMI
Documents that establish Identity:
  1. Driver's license or ID card issued by a state or outlying possession of the U.S. provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address
  2. ID card issued by federal, state, or local government agencies or entities, provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address
  3. School ID card with a photograph
  4. Voter's registration card
  5. U.S. Military card or draft record
  6. Military dependent's ID card
  7. U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
  8. Native American tribal document
  9. Driver's license issued by a Canadian government authority
For persons under age 18 who are unable to present a document listed above:
  1. School record or report card
  2. Clinic, doctor, or hospital record
  3. Day-care or nursery school record
Documents that establish Employment Authorization:
  1. A Social Security Account Number card, unless the card includes one of the following restrictions: (1) NOT VALID FOR EMPLOYMENT (2) VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH INS AUTHORIZATION (3) VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION
  2. Certification of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545)
  3. Certification of Report of Birth issued by the Department and State (Form DS-1350)
  4. Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority, or territory of the U.S. bearing an official seal
  5. Native American tribal document
  6. U.S. Citizen ID Card (INS Form I-197)
  7. ID Card for Use of Resident Citizen in the U.S. (Form I-179)
  8. Employment authorization document issued by the Department of Homeland Security

Copies of the I-9 form are available from the Office of Student Services' Forms page, as well as from the University's Human Resources Service Center (HRSC) web site.

Newly hired, first-time Boston College hourly paid student employees need to complete Section I of this form and bring it with original documents to the Office of Student Services in Lyons Hall.